42. THE AUSTIN FRIARS OF ORFORD
A priory of Austin Friars was founded at
Orford in the reign of Edward I. Robert de
Hewell, in 1295, gave them a plot of ground in
Orford, sixteen perches square, whereon to
build. (fn. 1)
The Austin Friars of Orford obtained pardon
in 1314 for having acquired, without licence, a
small plot of land from John Engaye for the
enlargement of their site. (fn. 2)
They had licence in the following year to
add another small plot, 30 ft. long by 3 ft.
broad, to their area. (fn. 3)
A further plot of land, to enlarge their dwelling,
was granted to these friars in 1337, by Walter
de Hewell of Orford. (fn. 4)
Helen Holder, of Orford, bequeathed, in
1526, to the Friars Austin of Orford 10s. to
sing a 'trentall of Massis for my soule, the
mony to be parted among them that be priests.' (fn. 5)
||Inq. a. q. d. 23 Edw. I, No. 120.
||Pat. 7 Edw. II, pt. ii, m. 24.
||Ibid. 9 Edw. II, pt. i, m. 30.
||Ibid. 11 Edw. III, pt. ii, m. 32.
||Add. MS. 19101, fol. 111.